Bangladesh is all set to hold a general election that is seen as crucial for the country's democratic future. This is what some Bangladeshi expats living in Germany have to say about their expectations from the upcoming polls.
Despite allegations of vote rigging and voter intimidation during Bangladesh's election in December, experts say that the West may prefer stability over confronting shortcomings in the country's democratic process.
By holding a free and fair election, Bangladesh could have shown to the world that it's managed to transform itself into a functional democracy. But the country wasted the opportunity, writes DW's Zahidul Haque.
Bangladesh's ruling coalition has secured a landslide victory in the general polls, but critics think the Grand Alliance has won by tampering with the country's constitutional institutions.
The campaign for Indonesia's presidency has officially kicked off with a debate between incumbent President Joko Widodo and populist challenger Prabowo Subianto. Observers say both candidates failed to impress.
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